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Prom 16: Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition
19:30 Wed 26 Jul 2017 Royal Albert Hall
Drama is at the heart of a Prom that moves from the psychological drama of Liszt’s Hamlet to the vivid portraits of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Plus Steven Osborne joins Ilan Volkov and the BBC SSO for a Julian Anderson world premiere.
Drama is at the heart of a Prom that moves from the psychological drama of Liszt’s Hamlet to the vivid portraits of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Plus Steven Osborne joins Ilan Volkov and the BBC SSO for a Julian Anderson world premiere.

Programme

      • Hamlet(10 mins)
      • The Imaginary Museum(25 mins)BBC co-commission with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Sydney Symphony Orchestra: world premiere
        • interval
        • From the Cradle to the Grave(14 mins)
        • Pictures at an Exhibition (orch Maurice Ravel)(34 mins)

    Performers

    About This Event

    In his 13 symphonic poems Liszt transformed the concert overture into something urgently new. The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and its Principal Guest Conductor Ilan Volkov here perform two of the last in the series – the mercurial Hamlet, a study of Shakespeare’s tragic hero, and From the Cradle to the Grave, one of Liszt’s most experimental works.

    They sit alongside Mussorgsky’s much-loved Pictures at an Exhibition and the world premiere of a new piano concerto by Julian Anderson, which offers a tour around ‘an imaginary museum’ of contrasting worlds and sensations.

    Image: Ilan Volkov

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